Getting the Christmas decorations out and putting up the tree, making my home look all festive is one of my favourite things to do every year. I personally don’t like to get them up too early as it makes it feel like a long wait for the actual day, but I have put mine up this weekend and I’m so excited about it!
I’ve been spotting some amazing ‘non traditional’ tree decorations and baubles recently and this is such a fun idea to have something different to previous years, creating a decorated tree that is unique and special to you.
If you are also thinking about having unusual and quirky decorations on your tree this year for a change, I have found THE BEST places to find fabulous baubles that will make your tree really stand out. I’ve picked out my favourites for you in today’s festive inspired blog post.
Choosing a theme
First of all, it’s a good idea to decide if you want to have a particular theme for your decorations and to buy baubles that will work well with it. I will list my top 4 themes below. You could also choose a particular colour pallet that you like and choose your decorations based around that.
1. Fashion Lovers
For the fashionistas, there are some really gorgeous baubles that will be just perfect for this particular theme. I really love this idea myself and would love to have a tree decorated with fashion related baubles. You could decorate your tree with cute miniature shopping bags, high heels, lipsticks, glasses, and I’ve even found a bauble of the famous Vogue editor Anna Wintour available at Selfridges Simply fabulous darling..or AbFab even!
If you want to take this theme to the next level, you can even get little fashionista angels to add to the top of the tree! I love these gorgeous angel toppers by De Carlini – These are also stocked in John Lewis.
Heel bauble from John Lewis
lipstick by savethedattedesignsco at Etsy UK,
Selfridges car and Anna Wintour from Selfridges
Karl Lagerfeld bauble from Lime Lace
2. Food & drink Lovers
This theme is probably one of the most fun options to try as there are so many food and drink related baubles available out there. Choose from sweet treats like popcorn and donuts, or bottles of pink gin or champagne to name a few. Any foodie will appreciate a tree decorated with their favourite treats and it’s a great way to have a Christmas tree with a twist!
All baubles from Sass and Belle except the lolly which is from Fenwick
3. London Brittania
This is a fab theme if you love visiting London or if you live in the city. Incorporate Union Jack flag baubles, with iconic red London phone boxes, or add street signs along with classic London landmarks. Fortnum and Mason have an amazing selection of British themed decorations such as tea cups and their famous hamper baskets which are just gorgeous.
Bus, union jack, phone box, Oxford Street sign from John Lewis
Freddy Mercury from Lime Lace
Selfridges yellow phone box from Selfridges
This theme would appeal for all ages, and I’ve found some really lovely animal related baubles. If you like a bright and fun tree, you could have a tropical style with parrots, flamingos and have a really stand out display. If you have a monochrome theme, why not include some zebras into the mix!
Seahorse and Flamingo from Sass and Belle
Zebra from Fenwick
Here are a few other decorations that I’ve spotted which will give you that Instagram perfect Christmas tree this year!
What was your favourite theme from the above?
How are you planning on decorating this Christmas?
If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas, check out my last blog post HERE
Gingerbread man from Selfridges
Cassette tape from John Lewis
Rainbow from the gifted few
Red car and Skull both from Sass and Belle
Miffy from Fenwick